The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 3, 1952 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 3, 1952
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PAGE EIGHT (AUK.) COUK1UR NEWS SATURDAY, MAY », 1»M Chickens Help Cut Cost of US. Defense Program. 'Sleeping Bags By VERN HAUGLAND WASHINGTON t« — America's chickens are helping cut down the cost of the nation's defense program, says * Munitions Board official. Franklin P. Huddle told a news conference yesterday that 10-ccnt- »-pound chicken fearners are being used Instead of tl.50-a-pound wool to make military sleeping bags and bed covers. Huddle, chief of the Conservation Division of the board's Office of Materials, did not refer to recent congressional criticism of military waste but he made it clear the savings were substantial In the chicken feather shift: He said two pounds or chicken feathers serve the puiposc of nbout a pound of wool—20 cents com- pared with $1,50. New Technique Found He said a recently developed technique of deodorizing the feathers and making them fluffy and bettor able to hold a shape made possible the substitution for wool. Wool Is not only expensive, ho suld, but the United States has to Import much of its supplies, On the other hand, the U.S. has fv many chicken feathers it exports about 100 million pounds a year. Huddle also said the board Is conserving the nation's dwindling supply of lead by designing ma chines nnd equipment to use other metals. Reserves Threatened Ho added that nt the current rate of lead consumption, production nnd Imports, domestic re- Clear Lake Man Has But One Ambition-To Live to Be 700 serves would b« exhausted within eight years. 'If no new discoveries are made, measures will have to be taken to Increase the supply or to design out of lead;" Huddle said. "We already are designing out of It but we probably will have to accelerate that effort unless the Industries take steps to Increase the supply." Designing "away from" or "out of" lead means the use of other metals, in the design of machines or equipment, to tRke the place of and do the work of lead, Huddle said that If there Is no Increase In production and the present rate of use continues, nickel stocks will he exhausted In five years, and stocks of zinc and copper In 10 years. Two Wilton Judging Arkansas News Brief* —• Young Boy Is Drowned In Mississippi By The Associated Press T^ie drowning of H-ycnr-okl Eddie Le« Jackson of Helena In backwaters of the Mississippi River has brought Arkansas* violent death toll lor the week to 10. Helena City Policeman Holtls McCIendon said Jackson, a Negro, was swimming with companions when he jumped from a bank Into the wnter. When he failed to come to the" top, the companion* notified police, McClcndon •aid. Two deaths in Jefferson County yesterday helped swell th« total. William R. Goodnight, a truck driver, was found dead at his home yesterday nenr Pine Bluff. Deputy Sheriff Sam Bradley snfd Goodnight was struck on the head with a heavy board In a light and died later. An. automobile accident about a mile' north of Moscow yesterday resulted in the death of Jesse James Dale, 28, of Gould. Bradley, who InTPstigated the accident, said the car in which Dale and McKinley Jones, 37, also of Ootild, apparently went nut of control on U. 3. Highway 65 and overturned Into a drainage ditch. Jones was Injured. Bobs' Payton Admits Tom Neal Living in Home as 'Bodyguard' LOS ANGELES WV—More fiensa- fellow who (favo Tone a merciless Politicians fnrifed LITTLE ROCK—Eight Republican and Democratic presidential candidates have invitations from the Arkansas Bar Association to attend its annual convention at Hot Springs, May 15. James N. DowcU, Jr., ol Little Reck, secretary-treasurer of the Junior section of the or-soclati safa" yesterday two nominees already have agreed to send reprc sentalives. They are Sen. Robert A. Taft and Gen. Dwight Elsen- hower, Other Invitations have been ex, tended to Sen, Rtchani Russell of Georgia, Sen.. Estes Kefauver of , Tennessee, Harold .Stassen, Gov. Earl Warren of California, Sen. Robert Kerr of Oklahoma nnd Federal Mutual Security Administrator Avercll Harrlmau. 1 Ions are piling up in the hectic | 3arbctra Pnytuu Franchot Tone dl- •orce tussle. First Tone filed an affidavit ask- ng court permission to charge bis slrnnged wife with ndultcry with Tom Neal, husky actor. Miss Payton bounced right back i'Uh a sizzling affidavit of her own 'cslerday. She agreed, us Tone had .ssortcd, that Neal hnd been shar- ng her homo but she explained It was only because "Tone has threatened to kill me and the said Tom Neal." Neal, a muscular type, is Ihe ... Barbara Pay ton. . , Tom Neal li only x bodyguard. . . Negro Deaths Little Rock Safety Record LITTLE ROCK. — Little Rock's unblemished slat e of no f a I a 1 traffic Occident this year has left It the only run j or municipnlity In the nation with such a record. DCS Moines, only city with n population in excess of 100,000 without a traffic fatality. \vn.s dropped from the running yesterday when a 5-ypar-o!d bov dL°d of Injuries suffered when he drove his. bicycle in truck. front of a William J. Baker Services for William J. Baker, G7 will be conducted tomorrow nt 2 p.m. in Enoch Chapel by Rev, C Franklin. Burial will be la Lane Cemetery Baker died Tuesday, He leaves hfs wile, Mabel Bnke: of Blythevlllc; two sons, William Baker, Jr., of Jonesboro, Charles D. Baker In the Army ii Germany; two daughters, Ella Ma Young of LnGrnnge, 111., nnd Thel ma LCD Baker of Jonesboro; brother, Nornum Baker of Louts; and three .sisters, Effie Coop er of Omnhn, Irene Johnson Toledo, Ohio, nnd Alcne Johnso of St. Louis. Home Funeral Home is in char Annie Little Services for Annie Lllllc, (»5. will be conducted at 'i:30 p.m. tomorrow in St. Paul Bapthl Church by Rev. H. Boykln, pastor. Tlrial will be in Ml, Zion Cemetery with Cnston Fur.eral Home in charge. Shu died yesterday nt her home on Hownrcl Street. Surviving nrc six dnnghtrs, Gladys Echols of IMytheville, Jennie B. Armstrong of St. Louis, Margaret Johnson of Wnt-son. Ark., Beatrice Reid of Wnrdcll, Mo., nnrt Lclu Davis of Mnrianna; nnd three .sous, S. A. Davis of Si. Louis, Will Dnvls of West Memphis and Jack Davis of Chicago. eating In n disagreement over the dress. It was shortly nfter tluit 'hen Tone and Miss Peyton marled. Shortly after that they serrated. Miss Payton filed her avvidavlt n opposition to Tone's petition ask- ng permission to amend his pend- ng divorce suit nnd name Nca orespondent. She denied the adul- ery accusation. The 25-yeni'-old actress averred hat Tone has been taking psychi- tric treatment for "delusions, hallucinations and mental aberra- ioris." About Neal being in her home, Miss Payton stated: "Inasmuch aa j was without sufficient funds to lire guards to protect me, I turned o my friend, Tom Neal, and requested that he remain at my 10me during such time as might je necessary to protect my life rom the said Tone," She also asserted tbnt Tone told ler some time ngo lie would accuse her of adultery unless she dropped her claims for $1,500 n nonth alimony. "I nm nn actress by profession," ier affidavit said," "and Tone well tnew that the accusations of adul- :ery would tend to malign and de- fnnte my character In such a way as to prevent me from obtaining employment as an actress." Tone's petition asking to nine nil his divorce suit Is set for hearing May 6, at WJLSOW-Two Judgir* Uam« of the Wll*on High School Future Farmer* of Americi Chapter Are participating In th« three-day state contest being held In Payettevllle this week. The teams, dairy products and poultry, were eligible to compete by virtue of placing third in the district meet held in Jonesboro last Friday, Wilson's crops Judging Uam won &*cond in the district. There !• no crop judging In the state meet. E. D, Beillj vocational agriculture Instructor at Wilson High School Is sponsor. Mr. Beall accompanied the boys to Fayetteville. Team members are Clarence Smith, Howard Cissell, James Earl Lynch, dairy products; Bill Thompson, Bob Douglas. Rudolph WhUe- stde, John Cash, poultry; Milton Floyd, John Cash, LUidsey Chandler, cropc. World Must Be More Like Us If Peace To Be Achieved, Reid Tells Student* G. W. Bcckman , just wants to reach 100 Commodity And Stock Markets- Soybeans May July •Sep Nov High Low Clone aiH'/i 29114 294 • _287% 285'.S 287',i '"_" 218 275',i 278 ". 272-r. 271 2129i New York Stock* A T and T Ainer Tobacco 51 1-8 AnncontU Copper 43 ' Bu-th Steel 48 3-4 Chrysler 753-8 Coca-Coin 10! 1-4 den Electric 5il Gen Motors 541-1 Montgomery Wnrcl 59 1-8 N Y CciUral 10 3-3 Inl Harvester 3- 5-S J C Fenney Of Republic Stce! 3D 3-4 Radio . .: ^ 1-8 Socony Vacuum 37 1-4 SUicU-bnfcer . .. 31 3-4 Standard ol N J 753-4 Tcx:is Col't) ,.' ^ 3-a Scr.i-s J3 1-4 U H Steel M f-8 Sou Pac 12 1-4 By GEORGE CLAItK (Courier News Staff Writer) O. W. Bcckmnn has but one ambition—to live to be 100. And right now. Mr. Bcckrhan stnnds a pretty good chance of achieving it. Come next Nov 23, he will lack only four years. Mr. Bcckman will be 96 on that November date niul, whenever his memory permits, he can spin yon many a yarn about the Infant days of Blythcvllle and Mississippi County. lie and his wife are currently living In the home of his son. Jesse Bcckman, on the Albert Burks farm lit Clear Lake, where he Just sits around and reminisces about the "good old days." Would Rather Fish But just sitting around Isn't Mr. Bccktnan's idea of enjoying life or growing old gracefully. It's due to circumstances beyond his control He says he had much rather spend his time on a ditch bank with a fishing pole lu hand or following some good hunting dog with a gun. Until the ninn with sickle tin- ally caught up with him two years ago. Mr. Beckman was fair. ly active around the farm. "He picked cotton year before last," Mrs. Burks, his neighbor, said laughingly. "Sure did." Mr. Bcckman confirmed in all seriousness. Mr. Beckman has never driven a.cnr or a tractor. He was a "mule farmer." But he thinks the trac- Pence Officers to Meet LITTLE ROCK — Members o! tin Arkansas Pence Officers Association. Inr. wilt hold Ibrir :in- r"'nl convention here May 8 autl 9. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. SATURDAY BADMEN OF Harry Sullivan SAT. OWL SHOW "UNKNOWN WORLD" Bruce Kellog, Marilyn Nash & Otto Waldis SUN.-MON.-TUES. HORNBLOWER' Gregory Peck Virginia Mayo ALWAYS.A DOUBLE FEATURE Hume Ifi^l Shmv SUirts Weekdnys 7:NO |i.m Sal. Sun. 1 :0(1 p m. tor Is "quite an Invention." Was Hupjiiest When Hunting Born In Jacksonville. Fla., In 1856, Mr. Beckmnn brought his family to Arkaasas about 1910. He helped clear Innii around the Rcsa and Clear Lake communities and for ninny years he fanned some levee land between Clear Lake and Rosa. Whenever he's in the mood, he likes to tell about the days .when BlythevHle was "just a nui- satice," and of his deer, bear, coon and wild turkey hunts over by the river, "I was never happier than when 1 was, with a pack of hounds and a good gun," he said with a grin. Mr, Beckinan has been married 65 years and he is the father of 12 chilitren, seven of which are still living. His s ecrct of longev i ly— h ard work and lets of it. AP's Blakeslee Dies at Home PORT WASHINGTON, N. Y. (ff-> —Funeral services will be held Monday for Howard W. Blakeslee. 72. Associated Press science editor and Pulilzer Prize winner. Blakeslee, active until death, died of coronary thrombosis yesterday nt his home here. Winner ol numerous honors, he was a pioneer in making science clear to the layman. He hud a genius for translating difficult scientific terms into simple words. NEW Air Conditioned By Refrigeration "Your Community Center" MANILA, ARK. Matinees Sat. & Sun. Phone 58 By RUTH LEE {School Correspondent) "The world must become more like us if peace Is achieved In the world," Max B. Held, president of the Bly- thevllle school board, told the high school student body yesterday morning at a special "International Day" assembly. Speaking on Internationalism In connection wilh Boys and Girls' Week sponsored here by the Rotary Club. Mr. Reid took the students on an imaginary tour around the world, pointing out the critical nature of the Korean War, the conflict between Britain and Egypt over the Sudan and Suez, the struggle between the Arabs and Jews In Palestine, conditions In India and Pakistan, the Malaya and Intlo-cliina episodes .and Red-dominated China. In his talk, Mr. Reid said "relations between nations are troubled, placing the blame squarely upon the shoulders of the men now power In the Kremlin where the Communist system and Russian leaders enjoy "deification," One of the best ways of .perpetuating peace In this nation and In the world, he told his audience, is for Americans to properly appreciate and continually evaluate the symbols of the democratic system, which he named as the nation':! churches, schools, court houses and mechanization. Mr. Reid was introduced by John Mays, county school supervisor. With Mr. Held and Mr. Mays on tin platform were J. C. Droke, who planned the assembly program, and Principal W. D. Tommey. Following the address, Mr. Mays awarded a check to Rosemarie Clampitt, BHS freshman, for her poster which took first place in > contest sponsored by the Rotarians. Thresia Weiner, eighth grade student at Dell, won second and third place in the poster contest for wiiit* students, Thresia is a German girl, the daughter of a couple who came to this area as displaced persons shortly before Christmas. Is Fined $50 For Assault with Knife Freddie B. Ship. Negro, was fined $50 and costs in Municipal Court this morning on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon. She is charged with stabbing another Negro with a knife. The court suspended $30 of the fine on the recommendation of the city attorney. In other action. Jack Fain was fined $25 and costs on his plea of guilty to a charge of leaving the scene of an accident. He w a s involved in an accident with a car driven by Raymond Meadows on West Highway IB April 25. H. H. Hatley forfeited a sio bond on a charge of speeding Airman Resigns To Escape Jail WASHINGTON. m— All Air Force oflicer facing a two-year prison tenn for rofusnl to fly has submitted his resignation imd will escape the sentence if permitted to quit. says Biggs Air Force Base at El Pnso, Texas. But the Air Force here offered no official comment and declined to say whether this would set a pattern ' for handling other stay- down fliers. GEM THEATER "Osceo/Vs Finest" SUNDAY & MONDAY j \ MASON-, GARDNER •t]\ TWyt^M»^"Pt4clM«Ut«<. SATURDAY ONLY! 2 HITS! Also 2 Color Cartoons & Serial "Desperadoes of the West" SATURDAY LATE SHOW! 11:30 Cartoon & New Serial "Perils of the Darkest JungU" SUN-MON. DOUBLE FEATURE Also Cartoon * Sliorls HOMEMAKING Can Be Made EASIER.., There's no need for you to spend hciiutiful Summer days indoors, scruh- bing and ironing heaps of soiled laundry. t,et 113 lake over your laundry chores at a surprisingly low cost. We lake meticulous care. BLYTHEVILLE STEAM LAUNDRY & CLEANERS PHONE 4418 SATURDAY "COLORADO SUNDOWN" Rex Allen SAT. OWL SHOW "DECISION BEFORE DAWN" Gary Merill Richard Basehart Open 6:30 p.m. — Show Starts at Dusk 2 Shows Every Night! SATURDAY ONLY! DOUBLE FEATURE! WEAVER • ftOCMIKi ANA ELVIRY ROT ROGERS KMIS wmoii —PLUSSERIAL: Riders of Death Valley and Cartoon SUN.-MON. "TEXAS CARNIVAL Red Skelton Esther Williams TUESDAY "EAGLE SQUADRON' Robert Stack Jon Hall Sunday & Monday! First showing in Blytheville Two Cartoons & Comedy SMART GAL, TOO . . . and I don't mind admitting it! I've discovered how easy it is to sell something I no longer use for needed cash. I read and use the Classified-Ads! r. Adt placed before 9 a.m. will appear tame 4ay. All classified advertising payable in advance. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS

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